MVP Health Care, Town of Herkimer and National Fitness Campaign (NFC) today announced a partnership to bring an outdoor Fitness Court® Studio to the Town of Herkimer. The Fitness Court Studio, located at 154 Pine Grove Road, will open on Saturday, July 13 at 10:00am with Fitness Court demonstrations, a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00am and a friendly competition between area police and firefighters taking place at 11:30am. The MVP Health Care Fitness Court Studio will provide the community with increased access to outdoor exercise programs.

This new Fitness Court Studio was developed by MVP Health Care, Town of Herkimer and NFC to expand free access to high quality workouts and create equitable access to exercise for communities around the state. The Fitness Court Studio features two workout areas separated by a mural wall featuring scenic photography of the Town of Herkimer to showcase the setting and to inspire people as they enjoy the benefits and energy created by a great outdoor workout.

The Fitness Court Studio delivers the powerful seven minute full body workout on one side and a versatile outdoor class area for enjoying yoga, Zumba, pilates and other popular group wellness activities on the opposite side.

Created with people aged 14 and over and with all abilities in mind, the workouts are adaptable for all fitness levels, allowing participants to move at their own pace. Users also may download the free Fitness Court App which acts as a coach-in-your-pocket and enhances the outdoor gym into a digitally supported wellness experience.

“The launch of the MVP Health Care Fitness Court Studio in Herkimer is a step towards providing access to resources that can change the trajectory of someone’s health and wellness journey,” said MVP Health Care’s president and chief executive officer, Chris Del Vecchio. “As a leading health care services company, investing in our local communities and offering new, innovative wellness options like the Fitness Court Studio reinforces our commitment to giving back to the people we serve and places we call home. We are proud to partner with NFC and the Town of Herkimer to bring this unique opportunity to the local community and look forward to seeing you on the Fitness Court Studio.”

The Town of Herkimer Town Park, located in Herkimer County, is one of 27 outdoor Fitness Courts in a series of MVP Health Care Fitness Courts, joining the growing network across the state.

“We are excited to unveil the Fitness Court Studio to our community. It greatly enhances the Town Park’s offerings and provides opportunities to exercise and recreate, helping to improve the health, fitness and wellness of the Town’s residents and residents of our area. We are thankful to MVP Health Care and National Fitness Campaign for their help to bring this resource to our community,” said Town of Herkimer Supervisor Dominic Frank.

“National Fitness Campaign is proud to welcome the Town of Herkimer to the campaign as a leader in New York, championing health and wellness for their residents,” said Mitch Menaged, founder of National Fitness Campaign. “The addition of the Fitness Court Studio, along with digital wellness programming, demonstrates a tremendous commitment to the health and wellbeing within the community.”

The community is invited to attend the launch event on Saturday, July 13 at 10:00am to try the Fitness Court Studio. For more information, contact the Town of Herkimer at 315-866-2690. For more information on MVP Health Care’s support of NFC, please visit
nationalfitnesscampaign.com/NewYork and nationalfitnesscampaign.com/Vermont.